Sewing the minkee fabric
October 7, 2006 9:29am CST
Having sewn several minkee blankets as dealing with the slipping and sliding of the fabric, I wondered if anyone has any suggestions for sewing on this fabric. Thanks, SHunter2@triad.rr.com
• United States
7 Oct 06
I don't like sewing on slippery minkee fabric either! It's such a pain to get it through the machine. My mother used to get this stuff that was like double sided perforated tape for sewing. (Sorry, I can't remember the name of it.) You'd put it on the seam line, and then when done sewing it gently tore away. It held everything together and kept it from slipping while going through the presser foot. I think she got it at JoAnne Fabrics, if I remember right. Also, I think you probably have to check the heighth of the feed dog, and maybe the tension and number of stitches per inch. because that fabric is different thickness that most cloths you put through your machine. The feed dog is the part under the sewing needle that moves the fabric through (wasn't sure if you knew that, shouldn't assume, lol) If you have your sewing machine manual, it should give reference to what the settings are for different types and thicknesses of fabrics. Hope this helped a little! Have fun!